high priestess


: a chief priestess

Examples of high priestess in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Valentine’s Day in 2022, amid a tour of Los Angeles and meal after meal with celebrities like Shaquille O’Neil and Orlando Bloom, the high priestess of fashion pitched Bankman-Fried on coming to and sponsoring the gala. Byben Weiss, Fortune Crypto, 2 Oct. 2023 Enheduanna’s name was likely taken on when the princess became the high priestess to Inanna, the powerful Sumerian goddess. Joshua Rapp Learn, Discover Magazine, 11 Apr. 2023 An Akkadian high priestess of the moon god Nanna from the third millennium B.C., Enheduanna had been seized by raiders, likely raped, and then miraculously saved and restored to power. Douglas Smith, WSJ, 26 June 2023 Pop’s high priestess of benzodiazepine noir dispenses potent doses on her ninth album. Spin Staff, SPIN, 5 June 2023 In the role of high priestess, Greek actress Katerina Lehou lights the Olympic torch before the 2,600-year-old Temple of Hera, the site of Ancient Olympia. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 26 May 2021 By becoming high priestess, Enheduanna embodied the goddess’ earthly consort. Joshua Rapp Learn, Discover Magazine, 11 Apr. 2023 Shortly before his departure to the desert mining planet Arrakis, protagonist Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) is called into a library, and presented by his mother to the high priestess of her religious order, played with exquisite menace by Charlotte Rampling behind a birdcage veil. Shalini Dore, Variety, 24 Jan. 2022 As the Nobel Prize–winning economist and high priestess of informality Elinor Ostrom established, the peer-to-peer mechanisms at the core of both models can be highly resilient. Antara Haldar, WIRED, 21 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1645, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of high priestess was in 1645

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“High priestess.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20priestess. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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